Strawberry Basil Smoothie Recipe

Jun 1, 2013 9:02 am

Tomatoes and avocado make this one tasty drink

Photo: Julie Morris
Photo: Julie Morris
Tomatoes share many of the same flavor notes as strawberries, which make them a perfect addition.
 

Just because we know the formula for a smoothie is fruit + ice + something doesn't mean we get it right all the time. Thankfully there's Superfood Smoothies, the cookbook to show us the way to healthy frozen nirvana. Sweet strawberries and grassy basil are our new favorite combination.

Basil gives strawberries a lightly floral accent, but that’s not the real secret here. Instead, say hello to tomatoes! Strawberries and tomatoes share many of the same flavor notes, which is why incorporating the lycopene-rich beauties in this blend is a seamless addition.

Reprinted with permission from Superfood Smoothies

Servings: 2 (16-ounce) servings

Ingredients

2 cups frozen strawberries
1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes
1/4 cup dried goji berries
2 tablespoons mashed avocado
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
1 tablespoon (packed) minced fresh basil
1 cup coconut water
sweetener, to taste
Directions: 
  1. Blend all the ingredients together until smooth. Taste, and sweeten if desired.

Superfood boost: Add 1 teaspoon maqui berry powder.

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Level of Difficulty: 
Easy
Prep Time: 
15 minutes
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